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Storylines: Jarrett Parker breaks clavicle

The Giants suffered another loss to their outfield on Saturday, plus all the other news and notes from around baseball...

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- The hits keep on coming to the San Francisco Giants outfield corps.  Left fielder Jarrett Parker reportedly broke his left clavicle while crashing into the left field wall to make a catch in the fourth inning of Saturday’s contest against the Colorado Rockies per Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.  He is expected to miss a significant amount of time.  The Giants outfield depth was already thin thanks to some injuries to some minor league outfielders and now their current crop of starters are getting hurt. Parker wasn’t doing much at the plate prior to the injury as he only slashed .143/.217/.238 on the year but the Giants still trusted him enough to be the starting left fielder on the season. There were no immediate plans to replace him but now the Giants will have to try and put someone else in the outfield and hope for the best. The Giants do have Melvin Upton Jr. whom they signed to a minor-league deal a couple weeks ago and it’s safe to say he will be seriously considered to be called up and take over for Parker.

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- The Tampa Bay Rays have placed right-hander Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day DL per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The pitcher reportedly suffered a hamstring strain during Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox. The Rays do not expect him to miss much time and he may be back as soon as ten days are up.


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